The Anza Trail traces the route the Spanish expedition followed when establishing the Presidio.
Southern Wilds Region, Golden Gate Region
Multi-use Trail (Paved), Multi-use Trail (Unpaved)
Paid Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Shuttle-accessible, Muni Bus-accessible
After exploring the lake, head north to experience some of the Presidio’s most beautiful natural areas and many historic attractions, including the World War II West Coast Memorial to the Missing and historic gun batteries.
At the north end, it reaches the Golden Gate Bridge, offering amazing views.
Restrooms are located at Mountain Lake and near the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center. The Immigrant Point Overlook picnic area (across Lincoln Boulevard from the overlook) is a great place to pause if you packed snacks.
2.7 miles (4.3 kilometers)
Mix of dirt, pavement and boardwalk.
Mountain Lake is a peaceful refuge to spot native plants and wildlife, with a playground nearby.
This vista point overlooking the Pacific Ocean connects to Presidio hiking trails and beaches.